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In virology, realm is the highest taxonomic rank established by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). The names of realms are terminated with the suffix -viria. A realm is divided into subrealms.[1]

To date there is only one taxon described at this rank, Riboviria.[2]

SubrealmEdit

In virology, subrealm is the second highest taxonomic rank established by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), after realm. The names of subrealms are terminated with the suffix -vira. A realm is divided into phyla.[1]

There are currently no taxa described at this rank.

External linksEdit

  • Ward, C. W. (1993). "Progress towards a higher taxonomy of viruses". Research in Virology. 144 (6): 419–53. doi:10.1016/S0923-2516(06)80059-2. PMID 8140287.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Virus Taxonomy: 2018 Release" (html). International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). October 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ Gorbalenya, Alexander E.; Krupovic, Mart; Siddell, Stuart; Varsani, Arvind; Kuhn, Jens H. (15 October 2018). "Riboviria: establishing a single taxon that comprises RNA viruses at the basal rank of virus taxonomy" (docx). International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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